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A community led cultural heritage project in Sunderland is staging Royal Wedding celebrations. The event is being organised by the Hylton Castle Project, which is a partnership between Sunderland City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund leading the £4.5million restoration project to return the 14th century castle and grounds to community life. To help celebrate […]

Facebook has announced plans to add a dating service to its social media platform. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said the site would soon add a dating tool aimed at creating “real, long-term relationships”. The opt-in feature will enable users to create a separate dating profile from their existing Facebook account. User will then see recommendations […]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their baby son Louis Arthur Charles. The couple’s third child, who was born on Monday April 23 at 11.01am, weighing 8lb 7oz, will be known as Prince Louis, Kensington Palace announced after a four-day wait. The Palace said in a short statement: “The Duke and Duchess of […]

The Late Shows is returning this year on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May, boasting another packed programme of after-hours culture as part of national event Museums at Night. The award winning late-night culture crawl this year will see more than 60 day-time arts, culture and heritage attractions on Tyneside open late into the evening […]

A new term of dance classes is getting people moving in Sunderland as ballet, salsa, tap classes are now on offer in the heart of the city. Dance City has two studios within The Fire Station, the major £3.5million Fire Station hub that opened at the end of last year which aims to build on […]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed a baby son. The new prince arrived at 11.01am, weighing 8lb 7oz, Kensington Palace announced.   The duchess was taken to the private Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, before 6am on Monday in the early stages of labour, with the Duke of Cambridge […]

One of the UK’s largest, free LGBT festivals is inviting people to don their best clothes and raise money for charity at the same time. The Black Tie Ball is organised by Newcastle Pride – which is sponsored by business improvement district NE1 – and will take place on 27 June at the Crowne Plaza. […]

More than 60 of the UK’s biggest music festivals have pledged to ban the use of plastic straws at their events this summer. StraThe group of independent festivals, including the likes of Bestival, Boomtown Fair and Shambala, have also committed to eliminate all single-use plastic by 2021. Organised by the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), […]


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